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Poster: high flow Date: Oct 3, 2009 1:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Strangers stopping strangers just to shake their hand

Just because some old farts here jotted their set lists on stone tablets doesn't mean they love the band more than you love the band.

Arbuthnot, for example, is a younger man and he loves this band and Garcia as much as anybody I've ever known.

This forum is awesome because we all come from different places and times, yet we have one thing in common. If we only had the "old hippies", the GD history books would only go to 1977, or maybe only 1970. Long-live BRENT!! Yeah, that's right. If you snickered at that comment, you're on the list...old hippie.

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Poster: banditos33 Date: Oct 3, 2009 5:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Strangers stopping strangers just to shake their hand

YeahI can dig some Brent when he is going the hell off. I think he might have had some North Carolina redneck in him

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 3, 2009 2:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Strangers stopping strangers just to shake their hand

Yeah, but I know you were joking...Would anyone nominate and defend 80s DEAD as the best?

Not to start an old farts hijack or anything...

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Poster: high flow Date: Oct 3, 2009 5:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Strangers stopping strangers just to shake their hand

Having grown up in the East Bay, born in 1971, old-hippies were just people I knew. Folks from the neighborhood. I remember an old hippie who helped me out on several occasions. I never knew his name, but he lived in a very cool Victorian near my bus-stop. This was during Kindergarten-1st grade period of me life.

First, he emerged from his house to save me from a pack of dogs. We lived way up in the hills(back then we were removed from city life. These days, this area is just another piece of the sprawl)and dogs just roamed. He taught me to carry a stick and never be afraid of dogs because they are "smaller and dumber". This occurred during my first few days of Kindergarten.

The following year I was on my way to the baby-sitter's house and some doofus drove, way too fast, around the corner near the old hippie's house. The "old guy"(he was probably all of 32!)flipped the driver the bird and said a few choice words. Actions which were all new to me.:) Later he described the incident to one of his friends. This was the first time I'd heard the term, "the bird". Which was...well, a life-altering experience.

As a result, I have a soft heart for old-hippies. The term has always been used relative to my own age and this, I'm happy to say, will never change.

In addition to my neighborhood experiences I met so many remarkable "old hippies" in my GD/JGB days.....I love you guys. Old hippies rule. So many of them are intelligent and kind.

Yet, most are useless on the hardwood. Except Walton, of course.

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Poster: banditos33 Date: Oct 3, 2009 5:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Strangers stopping strangers just to shake their hand

To me it all depends on what I am in the mood for. Why limit yourself? There is too much music out there to have tunnel vision. Give it a try PM cant hurt!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 3, 2009 5:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Strangers stopping strangers just to shake their hand

Aigheee...! Everything's going black...argh...must...hit..."stop" button...last (gasp!)...effort, ah...@&$*#!

[I thought you said it wouldn't hurt?]

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Oct 3, 2009 5:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Strangers stopping strangers just to shake their hand

80's are too painfull for me. Forget about the 90's...

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Poster: high flow Date: Oct 3, 2009 6:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Strangers stopping strangers just to shake their hand

Hey <78'ers(Hmm, that sounds like haters...) - It is so cliche these days to say, "I feel sorry for you". It's the passive-aggressive flavour(nod to arb) of the decade.

Actually, I think you're selling your favorite band short. The band didn't become more talented during the 80's and 90's, true. However, I'm surprised you don't find pleasure in the natural and inevitable changes in the band. The aging vocal chords, the mellowing of the players and their sound.

Watching the GD in 1989 was like seeing Jack Nicklaus win the Masters in 1986. Seeing the GD in 1994 was like watching Arnold Palmer today. In both cases, I can make good arguments as to why what you were seeing was significant.

Was 80's GD as good as 70's? Nope. Was 90's GD worth hearing? You betcha. Is all of it relevant today? Yes.

Do you have to do what I say? Absolutely not. In fact, I'd discourage you from following any advice I might offer. Now and in the future.:) Boogie 'til you puke.

This post was modified by high flow on 2009-10-04 01:48:11

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Oct 3, 2009 7:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Strangers stopping strangers just to shake their hand

I'm sorry Flow, I very respectfully can't disagree with you more!

"I'm surprised you don't find pleasure in the natural and inevitable changes in the band. The aging vocal chords, the mellowing of the players and their sound."

I'm afraid I dont. It's like rubber-necking at a bad traffic accident!

"Watching the GD in 1989 was like seeing Jack Nicklaus win the Masters in 1986. Seeing the GD in 1994 was like watching Arnold Palmer today."

More like watching John Daly implode at the 1993 Kemper Open. In fact, you could say there are quite a few similarities between Daly and Jer...

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Poster: high flow Date: Oct 3, 2009 8:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Strangers stopping strangers just to shake their hand

Point taken. Jer did not age nearly as gracefully as the golfers I mention. For me, however, there was and is merit to the performances of the 80's and 90's. The slugging percentage suffered, no doubt, but occasionally he'd get a hold of one which made the crowd gasp(switching metaphors from golf to baseball now.....what a fuckin' meathead!). And w/ JGB, he was good for a hat-trick every night!!



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Poster: hippie64 Date: Oct 3, 2009 7:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Strangers stopping strangers just to shake their hand

Dig it

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Oct 3, 2009 6:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Strangers stopping strangers just to shake their hand

I can't defend them as the best, but I will defend them as my favorite. Much of that has to do with my persoanl experiences, but as the VH1 show says...I Love The 80s!!!

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Oct 3, 2009 7:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Strangers stopping strangers just to shake their hand

Or did you mean 80's Dead ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Up5-NVBD5N8

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Oct 3, 2009 1:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Strangers stopping strangers just to shake their hand

My youngest daughter would have to agree w/ that old hippie remark. Is that the jury I see coming back?

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Poster: cush212 Date: Oct 3, 2009 3:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Strangers stopping strangers just to shake their hand

Careful who you refer to as "old farts" some of us may actually fit into that category!

One other thing... Did you wash your hands before you jumped on this thread?

And furthurmore! Welcome to the new guy that started it... Meself, I'm a 60's/ 76>79 fan